Frequently Asked Questions
What's different about a Fantasy Escape Game?
Our live-stream escape room games are made for maximum social fun online. They're highly interactive, blending traditional escape room puzzling with an open narrative adventure.
Our unique blend of logical puzzle solving and creative freedom of choice is what our players love most, but that's not the only thing that makes our games different:
Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Style: Even before the clock starts, your group will be making choices that affect the course of your game. Although puzzles may have only one solution, there are limitless ways to get what you need from characters you encounter. Your group's decisions will make your game's adventure unlike any other group's experience.
Adjustable Levels of Puzzle Difficulty: When booking, you can select a level of difficulty right for your group. Smaller groups who are newer to puzzling games can select Beginner level, while larger groups of experienced players looking for a challenge play our Expert level. Play a game that matches the difficulty of the experience you want.
Additionally, we don't limit players on the number of hints they can receive--so ask for as much or as little help along the way as you like.
Social Emphasis: Games are designed for everyone in the group to be engaged, and provide for opportunities for all different types of players to be active participants. Interactive moments require creative group thinking, and not all players need to make the same choice. These character moments require players to not only interact with the Game Master, but also each other. Puzzles are designed for groups to divide and conquer and then compare notes. Our Game Masters' goal is to have you not just enjoy interacting with them, but have lots of fun interacting with your entire group.
Interactive Role Playing: Unlike most puzzle games, but much like an interactive adventure story, you can choose to interact with live characters however you'd like. Each player is an important character--in the case of The Dark Tower, a wizard--who can act however you please. You don't need to stick to a prescribed list of options, or stumble across one correct way to interact. Perhaps you want to charm a monster, while another player wants to sneak past it. Maybe another player will try to fool it into drinking a potion of some kind. Perhaps your group decides to befriend a villain instead of fighting them. Each of these options may have different obstacles and outcomes, and changes how your game unfolds.
nteractive Design & Format: Our games are intentionally designed with an online format in mind. You won't be following a person around in a room, who gets to touch all the things you can't, but rather you'll be exploring another world on an imaginative, digital adventure. Games are designed to engage all players in a group at once in a way that feels fun and natural online.
Can I play with more than 7 people?
Yes! Although we recommend our games for 7 people, you can bring along more if you do not want to play in different teams. Book your game for 7 people, and in the special occasion notes mention how many additional players you'd like to bring. We'll send you an email with any instructions to purchase additional tickets for those extra players.
We also run special corporate and large-group events for up to 30 people. If you're interested in scheduling a larger game, email FantasyEscapeGames@gmail.com.
Who makes the incredible art for your games?
Most of our art is custom made, and we have a wonderful team of artists from all over the world.
Are your games customizable for a special event (bithday, anniversary, company outing, etc)?
Yes! We can customize some of the characters, puzzle solutions, and other parts of the game for a fee. Solutions could be important dates, places, names, or special interactive moments, potions, or spells can be added in theme with your company or special occasion. In some cases, characters may also be altered to represent a person. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your customization request, and we can explore different options with you.
Can I play by myself?
Yes! You can play by yourself, although our minimum booking fee is for two people. It may be more challenging to solve all the puzzles on your own, but have no fear, you'll have unlimitted hints.
What does the Game Master do? How exactly does the game work?
Five to ten minutes before starting, you will recieve an invite link to Zoom, where you and your team will meet with a Game Master. They'll go over instructions and share the introductory narrative, giving you the premise and goal for your one-hour adventure.
The Game Master will be sharing their screen, and display different images and sounds as they facilitate the game. The Game Master will describe the setting and details, using the images that appear on your screen as a visual guide. You won't need to interact with anything directly on your screen, or point and click--instead, your group will tell the Game Master the decisions you make and puzzle solutions, and the Game Master will describe what happens and change what appears on your screen accordingly. The Game Master will also play all the characters you encounter, facilitating those interactions and choose-your-own-adventure-style moments. If you've played a facilitated role playing game before, our Game Master's function is similar.
If you need any hints, your Game Master (through a friendly character accompanying you) will provide clues. Your Game Master will also be giving you time warnings, so you know how close you are to escaping before your time runs out.
What level of puzzle difficulty should I book?
Beginner level is great for smaller groups (3 people or less) or groups who are newer to puzzle games. If you haven't done many digital puzzle games, this is a great level for you.
Intermediate level is our standard game. This level is great for larger or mid-sized groups who have played a few puzzle games before. Most of our groups play this level. If you aren't sure which level to pick, and have 3 or more players, this is the level we'd most likely recommend.
Epert level is for larger experienced groups who are looking for a challenge. If your group has played dozens of puzzle games together, this is a great level for you.
We don't limit you on the number of hints, so no matter what level you play, you can ask for unlimitted help!
Do you do larger games for coorporate or or big events?
Yes! We also run special corporate and large-group events for up to 30 people. If you're interested in scheduling a larger game, email FantasyEscapeGames@gmail.com.
Can I book for a time not listed on your schedule? I'm in another time zone.
Yes! Email us at FantasyEscapeGames@gmail.com with the date and time you want, and we'll do our best to coordinate with a Game Master to schedule a game at your proposed time.
Can I get a gift card or voucher?
Yes! Gift cards for our live games are great for holidays, birthday presents, and anniversary gifts. You can buy gift vouchers for a specific number of players or in general amounts. They're available on our gift cards page here.